Seattle beats Indiana for Noelle Quinn’s 1st win at helm

SEATTLE — Breanna Stewart scored 28 points, Jewell Loyd added 18 with five assists, and the Seattle Storm beat the Indiana Fever 88-73 for coach Noelle Quinn’s first victory.

Quinn took over on Sunday after Dan Hughes abruptly announced his retirement, saying the rigors of being a head coach in the WNBA has taken a toll.

Sue Bird had 12 points and eight assists for Seattle (6-1), which has won four straight games.

The Storm made 11 3-pointers, four from Loyd, and 21 of 24 free throws.

Teaira McCowan had 12 points and 15 rebounds for Indiana.